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Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa
Since 2009, the ICA has held the Great Texts/Big Questions public lecture series which continues to be a celebrated part of Cape Town’s cultural landscape, demonstrating current intellectual and creative thinking in South Africa.
These lectures give audiences a chance to engage with transformative texts and questions, to hear thought leaders speak on the ideas, the books, the art, and the films that matter to them and to us.
Relocations: Reading Culture in South Africa, edited by Cóilín Parsons, Imraan Coovadia and Alexandra Dodd, brings together a selection of these lectures between 2009 and 2012 by world-renowned artists, writers and thinkers in the form of essays, for the benefit of a wider readership, with a contemporary design which plays with words. The authors range from novelists André Brink and Imraan Coovadia (one of the collection’s editors), to poets Gabeba Baderoon and Rustum Kozain, to artist William Kentridge and social activist Zackie Achmat. The topics are as wide as Don Quixote, Marx and Lincoln, trout fishing, Hamlet, the 19th-century Russian writer Gogol and Nabokov’s novel Lolita.
Relocations, published by UCT Press, is available for purchase here.
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